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Match Preview: Inter vs Genoa – Probable Lineups, Key Stats & Score Prediction

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Road to redemption! Inter will take on Rolando Maran’s Genoa side away from home this weekend. A bitter taste from a disappointing loss to Milan and a draw against Gladbach may still linger among the players. But Inter will need to put the emotions behind them and come out with a bold front.

Antonio Conte said in his press conference “We need to give 110% to achieve good results and produce good performances.”

We will try to take the game to our opponents, and no side has dominated us or been superior to us. This is our mentality, and we’ll carry this forward in order to become solid and successful again.”

It seems like Conte will demand a serious response from his team. COVID-related absences and injuries are still haunting Conte, but he still has a great quality of players to put up against Genoa.

Statistics & Encounters

Antonio Conte’s side came away with all three points thanks to three goals, scored by Lukaku (brace) and Sanchez.

There have been 106 games played between the two sides to date, Inter has won 55 and lost 22, with 29 draws.

Inter currently is 6 in the Serie A standings with 2 wins 1 draw and 1 loss.

Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in four league games. The Belgian striker has scored a total of 40 goals in 56 competitive games for the Nerazzurri.

Suspensions and Team News

Inter recently announced that right-back Achraf Hakimi had tested negative for COVID-19. Further tests will be performed for his eligibility.

Ashley Young, Skriniar, Gagliardini, and Radu are still in Covid protocols and will not feature in this match.

Meanwhile, Genoa is dealing with COVID-19 cases, Destro, Zappacosta among many other players have tested positive and may not feature in this match.

Probable Line-Ups

 

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Bastoni, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Darmian, Vidal, Barella, Eriksen, Perisic, Lautaro, Lukaku

Genoa (3-5-2): Perin, Goldaniga, Zapata, Masiello, Ghiglione, Behrami, Badelj, Radovanovic, Czyborra, Shomurodov, Pandev

Prediction

Inter: 2 Genoa: 0

Despite a bit of a wobble in the last 2 games, Inter should come up with a win against Genoa. It is these types of games that Conte will need to win dominantly if he wants to be a contender for the Scudetto.